THE NETHERLANDS: Our thoughts on how Trijntje Oosterhuis should stage her Eurovision entry ‘Walk Along’
So here are some more first thoughts on ‘How Should They Stage their song at Eurovision 2015’?
There has been a massive upturn in fortunes for The Netherlands in the last 2 years when it comes to their Eurovision entry. Having failed to qualify for the final between 2005-2012, they made it through in 2013 with Anouk and ‘Birds’ to the delight of the crowd and finished in a credible 9th position. Last year The Common Linnets almost had a shock victory with ‘The Calm After The Storm’, only beaten into 2nd place by the Queen of Austria – Conchita Wurst (seen below with our Chief Editor Garrett Mulhall)
The pressure is now on for The Netherlands – a victory is required to top last years performance and it is the job of Trijntje Oosterhuis to bring the trophy home. They have gone for a similar genre of song as last year with a mid tempo, relaxed country feel to it. I think it is important not to do too much with this song. Trijntje is a great performer with a great voice and the melody has a great hook that will have the audience singing and clapping along.
I would suggest that there is a band on stage with Trijntje and the she is dressed quite casually. I would imagine a floaty shirt or long dress/skirt that may be enhanced with a bit of wind machine action. There is definitely scope for a drop out section in one of the later chorus’ with the instrumental stripping back and the audience would raise the roof joining in – (we realise it might sound like a bunch of Geordies on a night out in ‘The Toon’ but still oh what fun)
You can listen to the song here
The Netherlands have been drawn 4th in the first semi final – immediately before Finland which will get a big reaction in the hall. It is my hope that the fun, sing-a-long feel to this song will prevent it from becoming lost amongst the hype and sounds of P.K.N.
What do you think?
Author/Editor: Elaine Dove
Source: Eurovision Ireland